An official trailer has been released for Dolemite Is My Name, an upcoming biographical dramedy starring Eddie Murphy as 1970s blaxploitation legend Rudy Ray Moore.
The movie is the latest from Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan director Craig Brewer, and Murphy is joined by an excellent supporting cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Wesley Snipes.
Continue below for more info on Dolemite Is My Name and to check out the new trailer.
Paramount Pictures is moving forward with plans for Coming To America 2 with star Eddie Murphy returning to his role as Akeem, with Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) set to direct.
Deadline reports that Murphy, who will also serve as producer, was “eager to work” again with Brewer, who directed him last year in the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name, and that Kenya Barris, creator of the hit ABC TV series Black-ish, will rewrite a script by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who were the original film’s screenwriters.
Before ]Mike Myers ever voiced the titular Shrek for four very successful films and a few TV specials, the late Chris Farley was tapped to play the lovable green ogre. In fact, reports say that the comedian had actually recorded up to 95% of the voice work before his passing. With that in mind, one has to wonder what would have the film sounded like had DreamWorks animation just released it.
Now a newly released video is showing how widely different the one Farley voiced would have been had the animated studio just stuck with it as opposed to the one Myers voiced. Check it out below.
Remember back when we found out about the “this has to be a joke, right?” sequel to the 1988 comedy Twins, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as polar opposite twin brothers, in which Eddie Murphy would star as a third brother?
It sounded like a bad April Fools joke at the time, but, as it turns out, the movie, which will be titled Triplets, is very real. A pair of writers have signed on to pen the script, and things are moving forward.
In October of 2011, it was revealed that Eddie Murphy wanted to see a TV show based on his hit movie franchise Beverly Hills Cop that focused on the son of his character, Axel Foley.
Fast forward to today, and the show is moving forward, set up at CBS with a pilot episode set to be made and the possibility of a full season order growing greater each day. The likelihood of the show getting a full season has now increased thanks to the announcement of a star, Brandon T. Jackson.